Thank you for all of the support and love coming from all over the world to the city of Boston. Yesterday was a tragic day in our history, and being so close to the bombings has certainly left a pit in my stomach. I took this photo the day before the race and planned on taking an action shot during the marathon, but (thankfully) forgot my camera and decided not to walk down to the finish line … many others were not so fortunate. The non stop sounds of sirens screaming past my office was a constant reminder that what I was seeing on the news was right outside my door. The city is very still today and the continuous presence of National Guard, SWAT, and Police units is just as unsettling as it is comforting.
Boston is a city of great history, a city which has remained steadfast at the face of turmoil; today is no different. I am so genuinely impressed by the strength and compassion of the individuals who have rallied to give aid and support. From families offering their home to displaced strangers, to the touching stories of fatigued marathon participants who continued running until they reached the hospital to donate blood, I am humbled and inspired. Perhaps my childhood friend Fred Rogers said it best, “When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
My thoughts are with all of those near and far who were directly and indirectly affected by the bombings.
With love from Boston.